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Listening Tree - About Us

About Us


We are dedicated to improving emotional well-being and mental health in children and young people in areas where there is currently no other support available.

We do this through services designed to educate and support both children and young people, as well as the adults around them. We are a Community Interest Company, meaning that whilst we have to be sustainable, we are a ‘not for profit’ company.

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Our Counsellors

All our counsellors and therapists are fully trained and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and are on their Accredited Voluntary Register. The counsellors operate within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’.

Sally Proctor Director of Listening Tree

Sally Proctor


Sally Proctor is a qualified and practising BACP registered counsellor, working with young people and adults.


She originally trained as a nurse and over her 30 year career specialised in paediatrics and palliative care. She worked as Head of Children and Young People’s Services for a local charity for 8 years where she established and ran a specialist children and young peoples bereavement service. More recently she coordinated a national Homicide Peer Support Service for a national bereavement charity as well as her work with Listening Tree.


Annie Mann Director of Listening Tree

Annie Mann

Grad. Dip. MBACP

Annie Mann is a qualified and practising BACP registered counsellor and supervisor. She has extensive experience of working therapeutically with both adults and children. This includes the setting up and managing of a counselling service in a large primary school in Blackpool.


She has worked in schools for over 13 years and graduated as a counsellor in 2009. She qualified as a supervisor in counselling and psychotherapy in 2016. Annie worked in a hospice setting for 3 years before moving to a local charity where she managed the children and young peoples bereavement service.

Our Work

Our work with Listening Tree currently involves supervising Headteachers, senior leaders, learning mentors and safe guarding leads in schools across Lancashire, as well as providing group facilitation and training to schools and other professionals.

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To learn more about Listening Tree see our training page. Alternatively, please complete our contact form.

"The trainers adopt a positive, respectful approach that helps people to feel at ease."

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